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Pokemon Go Plus gives game addicts a new way to level upThe $35 Bluetooth accessory makes it easy to catch Pokemon and collect items without needing to take out a phone.
[MUSIC] You no longer have to stare at your smartphones screen to catch Pokemon in the wild. The new Pokemon Go Plus is a $35 wearable blue tooth accessory that lets you catch the critters without having to take out your phone. The device has a clip to wear it on your clothing or attach it to your bag and it also comes with a basic adjustable wrist band so you can wear it as a bracelet. Inside of the game settings, you're gonna find the option to pair it with your phone and once it's paired, you can play it without looking at the phone. The Go Plus device vibrates and lights up when you're near something in the game. So, a green light means you're near a Pokemon that you have caught before. If you see a yellow light, that means there's a Pokemon nearby that you have not caught before. Click the button and the computer will try and catch it for you. Multi-color flashing lights mean you've captured it. But if it goes red, that means you failed. And you only had yourself to blame for being lazy and trying to catch it with a button. It fails for me once when I tried to catch a [UNKNOWN] that was an 800 level combat power. And then it just ran away without giving me the chance to try again. [SOUND] If you wanna know what you caught and what you missed you have to go into the journal in the app. The go plus device also collects items at Poke Stops. When it glows blue you know you're near a Poke Stop so you press it. And you will collect all your balls, berries and potions. On the game's main screen you'll see an icon for the plus device it appears to let you know it is paired. You just click the icon to un pair it The Go+ accessory, it uses a watch battery. So it's not rechargeable. It's kind of nice to keep getting points and collecting Pokemon while just walking around. I can do it really fast with this. Then again, it's not as fun as actually trying to catch it yourself on the screen. But if you're a Pokemon Go addict It's pretty cool to just keep playing really fast and even discreetly at school or at work by keeping it in you pocket and there it goes buzzing again. Look at me I'm a Pokemon Go master.